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Imperial Beach Plastics Reduction Ordinance

05 • 15 • 2019

Imperial Beach Plastics Reduction Ordinance

On May 15th, 2019, the Imperial Beach City Council passed a plastics reduction ordinance that addresses various items that are commonly found at beach cleanups.

The ordinance bans plastic straws, stirrers and utensils at restaurants and retailers throughout Imperial Beach. It also expanded the ban on expanded polystyrene products at restaurants to include the retail sale of expanded polystyrene products such as plates, cups and coolers. The ordinance takes effect on November 15th, 2019.

Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter volunteers advocated for this coastal victory by raising awareness about the issue and speaking at city council meetings.